Equalities

Sefton Equalities Team supports and develops the delivery of equality and diversity across the borough, working with a wide range of partners including Sefton Council, NHS Sefton and the VCF sector.

The team helps organisations to reduce inequalities in the borough by:

  • Supporting and enabling partners to meet their requirements under the Equalities Act 2010.
  • Celebrating Sefton’s diversity and involving protected groups in decision making, consultation and engagement.
  • Providing a range of bespoke training and development opportunities to the VCF sector, public sector and local residents. 

Engagement & Participation

The Ability Network is a network for all disabled people and is the main consultation group within Sefton for the disabled community.  This group works closely with partners such as Sefton Council, NHS Sefton and One Vision Housing, to develop policies and procedures and to improve services and ultimately the experiences of disabled people. Read more…

Embrace is a Sefton CVS network which is for all Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual (LGB) people who live, work or socialise in Sefton, Merseyside. The network is is ran by and for members of the local LGB communities and is open to everyone to join. Read more…

The Sefton Equal Voice (Black & Ethnic Minorities) network is a forum for BME people who live and work in Sefton to enable them to fully participate in consultation and decision making processes within Sefton which impact on their community. Read more…

There are many myths surrounding the issues of transgender and intersex men and women. The lack of awareness of the discrimination many ‘trans’ people face in the areas of employment and service delivery, often leaves many feeling isolated, vulnerable, frustrated and undervalued. Read more…

Sefton Access Forum (SAF) is a network for disabled people who primarily focus on improving physical access for disabled people across Sefton. Working closely with partners and local service providers such as Sefton Council and One Vision Housing,  Sefton Access Forum review planning applications, building work and public sites to provide recommendations of improvements to ensure they are fully accessible and meet the needs of disabled people. Read more…

Sefton Womens Network launched in 2014 and is a voluntary network of women who work, rest or play in Sefton, Merseyside. Previously known as Sefton Fawcett Society, the Sefton Womens Network is made up of like-minded women who are dedicated to influencing local service delivery and encouraging gender equality in Sefton. Read more…

Equalities Projects

The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community Development Work (CDW) Project sits within the Equalities Team of Sefton CVS. The project works in partnership with others to tackle discrimination and inequalities in the way health and social care services are delivered. Read more…

Work-Ability provides disabled people with personalised support to help them find and take up training and employment opportunities. During the 2013, the project provided one-to-one support to 155 clients with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or mental health issues, improving their opportunities to enter volunteering, training and employment. Read more…

 

More Information

thomThomasina Afful
Equalities & BME CDW Project Strategic Lead

Email: thomasina.afful@seftoncvs.org.uk
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 209

bobbyRobert Brennan
Community Development Worker BME Mental Health
Email: robert.brennan@seftoncvs.org.uk
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 209

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